09 December 2019
Cuttack: 1986-batch IPS officer Abhay assumed charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) and Head of Odisha Police Force on Monday. Abhay took charge from the DGP In-charge Satyajit Mohanty at a ceremonial function organised at State Police Headquarter today evening.
Abhay was given a guard of honour in the police headquarters before he assumed office as the DGP. Top brass of Odisha police were present at the event. Speaking to media persons after taking charge Abhay listed five priorities as the DGP.
“My main priorities will be to ensure effective implementation of Mo Sarkar programme and 5T initiative in policing. Offences against women and weaker sections will remain in the focus with best investigation and fast conviction.”
The new DGP added, “The Naxal situation in Odisha has improved significantly over the past five years. We will work towards containing and controlling this menace. Organised crime or operation of mafias will be monitored and fully controlled.”
Abhay was appointed as Odisha DGP on November 21 this year. Here is a brief look at his career so far:
Within Government of Odisha, Abhay headed Odisha Crime Branch and Odisha Special Branch. He served as SP Berhampur, Malkangiri and several other districts during his career as a young IPS officer. In Government of India he has worked in CBI, BPR&D, CRPF and NCB.
He served on international deputation to Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation. During his seven years tenure in CBI, apart from heading Anti Corruption Branch of CBI in Odisha, he was DIG of Bank Frauds and Security Cell in Delhi. He was also Director of CBI Academy.
Abhay is an enthusiastic trainer. He was ADG (Training) in CRPF. In BPR&D he worked as Director (Training) for two years. He headed CBI Academy for two years. In his commonwealth assignment also, he worked on training and capacity building.
Abhay was DG, NCB from January, 2018 to July, 2019. He headed Indian delegation for agency level talks with Myanmar, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Russia and Indonesia. He represented India in UN Conference on Narcotic Drugs. He presided over numerous meetings of Narcotics co-ordination within the countries as well.
He has received Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. He served as Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad July to December 2019.